Ashley Holder

Ashley Holder

Philanthropic Support Manager


Boy Scouts of America


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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Hired for 1st event job - 2005
2008 - Laid off from 1st event job
2010 - laid off from 2nd event job
2012 - Started as a temp event assistant at BSA
2013 - hired as a permanent event specialist
2015 - promoted to manager - managed 5 people
2018 - hired 1st event specialist
2019 - manage 6 employees , oversee admin staff, events, and a multi-million dollar department budget

Education

High School
Center High School
Bachelor
BBA General Business
Sam Houston State University

Career

Philanthropic Support Manager

Manage major gifts, office operations and events

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

Currently I manage a team of six employees and am a primary conduit of information for multiple external vendors and partners. Most days are meetings and emails to stay on top of business ...decisions, contracts, employee relations, etc.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

No matter the industry, I think having a solid work ethic and understanding in the beginning you have to put in the blood, sweat, and tears if crucial. Also basic communication, interpersonal skills and self-awareness are major assets across all my jobs.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

While you are a student, get involved with an events industry organization and volunteer to help any chance you can. You'll start building a real world knowledge base and a reputation if you work hard.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
BBA General Business

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"The events industry will take over your life and run you down."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress